There are rich men and there are rich pastors. Gone are the days when pastors were known for poor appearance and obsessive trekking. These days, some of the richest and most influential people in the world are pastors.
Forbes has released the list of the world’s richest pastors and Bishop David Oyedepo is number one. With a net worth of $200 million, Daily Post reports that the founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church surpassed others to be crowned as the world’s richest pastor.
Today, pastors are undertaking million-dollar projects, engaging in super philanthropic activities and commanding a whole lot of material acquisitions and properties. This ranks them as the richest pastors in the world 2020.
These Are Top 20 Richest Pastors in the World 2020
1. Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian preacher, founder and presiding pastor of The Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel and also the highest share holder in Covenant University. He’s known as Nigeria’s prosperity preacher owing to a myriad of his preachings revolving around being prosperous.
His church auditorium, a 50,000 capacity seater, called faith tabernacle located in Canaan land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria made it to the World Guiness Book of Record in 2008 as the largest church auditorium in the world.
With four private jets, homes in a few countries around the world, he’s arguably the wealthiest clergyman from Africa and the richestpastor in the world 2020.
2. Bishop T D Jakes
Thomas Dexter Jakes was born on June 9, 1957. He is an American pastor and the founder and head pastor of The Potter’s House, which is one of the most popular churches in the United States. He’s also a writer and a movie producer. He has been called America’s best preacher and has featured on the cover of TIME Magazine.
T.D Jakes’ million dollar residential mansion is valued at around $1.7 million, and he is known to wear a diamond ring the size of a coin which is valued at $20,000. T.D. Jakes started his ministry with just 100 members. Today, he’s topping the list of the richest pastors in the world 2020.
3. Enoch Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye or ‘Daddy G.O’ as he’s popularly called has to be said to be one of the most influential and most popular clergyman in the world. Enoch .A. Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a Nigerian church with the highest number of branches per 200 feet in measurement.
His target is to have at least one branch of the RCCG in every compound in Nigeria, so far, there are over 14,000 branches in the country. He has one of the biggest churches in Nigeria and owns a private jet.
4. Benny Hinn
Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn is best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades”, revivals meeting and faith healing summit that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, seen by millions on various Christian television networks. With a net worth of $52 million, he’s listed as one of the richest pastors in the world2020.
5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris is the man behind Believer’s Love World Ministries, aka Christ Embassy. He’s a born teacher of the word of God and is reputed for his healing powers which had earned him widespread attention, reverence and criticisms alike. He is a writer, an OTA preacher and a good businessman with investments in Real Estate and Music Production.
6. Creflo Dollar
Creflo Augustus Dollar is an American Gospel preacher and televangelist. Evangelist Creflo Dollar’s success sure comes from his establishments across the US. He runs Creflo Dollar International Convention Association, his music record label – Arrow Records, and some other businesses.
7. Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland is the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and he has been in the center of controversy for being more of a businessman for a while.
The Kenneth Copeland Ministries sits on a 1500 acres that houses his own airstrip which is gradually turning into a mini airport as the hanger now houses not just his own private jet but other aircrafts used for ministry purposes.
8. Late Billy Graham
He was ordained a Southern Baptist minister and rose to fame as his sermon started getting broadcasted on radio and television.
He has an evangelical mission network that reaches out to over thirty countries and he has been to more countries than almost any other evangelist. He makes a lot of cash in millions of dollars from his Television and radio broadcast.
9. T. B Joshua
Temitope Balogun Joshua is a Nigerian televangelist, pastor and philantrophist. According to Pastor T.B Joshua’s followers, he’s the richest pastor in Africa if philanthropic works are to be calculated together with current net worth.
He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, a church he founded in 1987. He also owns a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. Pastor Joshua’s church has it’s only branch in Nigeria in the city of Lagos with over 15,000 congregation.
10. Matthew Ashimolowo
Mattew Ashimolowo is a Nigerian pastor and the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC). He was formerly a pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church and it was on a mission to head a church branch in London that he decided to start his own church. Pastor Ashimolowo owns a media company, and he has investments in real estate. KICC is reported to be the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom.